Art walk celebrating harvest time
Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk will be celebrating the beginning of harvest time from 6-10:30 p.m. Friday on and near the Fairfield square.
The September art walk, “Harvestfest: Honoring the Art of the Harvest from Field to Table,” celebrates the bounty of the season, as well as all forms of artistic expression celebrating the bucolic beauty of the Iowan landscape and harvest. It also celebrates the indigenous culture of rural Iowa.
The art walk will include an outdoor art exhibit of rural Iowan landscapes, creative displays of the bounty of the harvest, creative cooking and baking contests, bazaar looking vegetable contest, children’s art activities, live music and entertainment.
The live music will include the John-Paul Jones Group from Ottumwa and Jefferson County Green Band from Fairfield.
The John-Paul Jones Group will be playing from 6-8 p.m. in Central Park, and Jefferson County Green Band will be playing from 8-10 p.m.
A display of classic tractors is planned on the west side of the square.
The nonprofit organization participating in the art walk will be Hometown Harvest, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation and the Jefferson County 4-H program.
Businesses and local art galleries will be open with artwork on display.
Food and artistic vendors will be offering items.
The SunnyBrook organization is the event sponsor of the September art walk, and US Cellular is the media sponsor.
For more information on Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, an Iowa Tourism Event of the Year and recipient of the Iowa Tourism Office’s Tourism and the Arts award event, contact art walk executive director Cindy Woodbury at 233-8883, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.FairfieldArtWalk.org.